The Most Important Person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body.
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The painting above is by the hand of a Carmelite nun living in a Tokyo convent. More works by the same nun can be found in this online exhibit; the same painting can be found with its matching companions (one for each season) on this page. Tip of the hat to the New Liturgical Movement for bringing this exhibit to my attention.